Brandon Acker

Brandon A.

Chicago, IL

Lesson Details



Brandon delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+

Teaching since:

I'm a professional guitarist, recording engineer and teacher. I won 1st place in the 2010 Society of American Musicians guitar competition and I have a passion for teaching students of all age groups and experience levels. I have a bachelors degree in guitar from DePaul University and a masters from Northwestern University.

I have toured extensively throughout the U.S. and U.K. performing and have taught for over 10 years at Hogeye Music, the Peoples Music School, and CPS schools with a company called Smiling Strings and privately.


Private Instructor
Jan 2006 - Present
Jester Recordings

10+ years of private teaching experience on: guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, flamenco guitar, electric bass, ukulele and more!


Guitar Performance
Sep 2012 - Jun 2014
Northwestern University
Guitar Performance
Sep 2008 - Jun 2012
DePaul University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


1st Place in Guitar Competition
Nov 2010
Society of American Musicians

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2 Reviews

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Deni Jan 3, 2019
Classical Guitar · In studio

Brandon is the best thing since sliced bread! He is extremely knowledgeable, endlessly patient, calm, kind, and good humored. Brandon enjoys teaching and tailors his crystal-clear explanations to the learning styles and objectives of his students. For example, in my case what really helps is his use of down-to-earth metaphors to explain and concretize concepts and techniques so that I can understand them better. I am very fortunate to have Brandon as my instructor and I hope to continue taking lessons from him in the future .

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Antonio Jan 2, 2019
Classical Guitar · In studio

Brandon is a very professional instructor with years of experience both as a musician and as a tutor. He is patient and attentive to details. He is resourceful when it comes to adapting the instruction to the skills and needs of the student and creative with regards to exercises. He is a true lover of the instrument and he transmits his passion to his students. I would highly recommend Brandon to anyone interested in starting to learn classical guitar.

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